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what to do with thai herbs

biggreenmatt Dec 12, 2011 07:14 AM

Made some thai this past weekend and now have a ton of leftover herbs (basil, mint, lemongrass, etc.).

Any smart suggestions on how to use them before they go bad?

  1. monavano Dec 12, 2011 07:21 AM

    mint= lamb meatballs
    basil= marinara, pesto
    lemongrass= infuse into chicken stock for tom yum

    1. biggreenmatt Dec 12, 2011 07:23 AM

      Do they freeze well?

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        pj26 Dec 12, 2011 07:59 AM

        Lemongrass freezes ok, maybe try mincing it before you put it in to ice trays. Basil doesn't freeze well at all but you could make a pesto which will keep (unless it's Thai holy basil and then it might not taste so good in a pesto).

        Mint you could freeze in to ice cubes to use in drinks.

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